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Abaco Hits Landmark 300,000 Visitor Number

Via Bahamas Ministry of Tourism The Abacos have struck gold, officially. For the first time in history, the island has received 300,000 visitors, the second highest number of visitors after Nassau, in 2017, according to Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, who spoke on behalf of the Minister …

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Significant Growth in Tourism Arrival Numbers Positively Affects the Abacos

Abaco is seeing what officials are calling “significant growth” in tourism arrival numbers, so much so that all hotels in Marsh Harbour and Hope Town — which typically close from August to November, are open right now. Ministry of Tourism officials are reporting that there will be “minimal” hotel closures …

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Government Schools to Receive Internet Upgrades as BTC and MOE Sign Historic Agreement

Students throughout The Bahamas will now benefit from equal access to modern technology, as Government schools will have fully upgraded internet access, courtesy of an agreement between the Ministry of Education and BTC.  The historic agreement signed today, enables BTC to provide robust and secure fiber connectivity to more than …

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Sun Oil Hosts Back-To-School Extravaganza

For hundreds of students on the island of Abaco, August 25 was the perfect way to conclude their summer holiday, as they gathered at the Patrick J. Bethel High School for the 3rd annual Back-To-School Extravaganza hosted by Sun Oil Limited. Sun Oil Limited Marketing Manager, Rufus Johnson II noted …

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New Business: Turtle Crawl Café

Sweet family memories and recipes have given rise to the increasingly poplar hot spot in New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay as homemade ice cream and deserts hit the spot for residents and visitors alike at Turtle Crawl Café. For Dianna Lowe one disaster began a new chapter for her …

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New Business: Quality Meats & Spices Abaco

Quality Meats & Spices Abaco opened for business on June 29. Owned by Carlton Rolle and Stephanie Norris, Quality Meats offers assorted meat packages and spices that are affordably priced. Meats are classified as souse bundles, soup bundles, grill lovers bundles or Bundles #1, 2 and 3, which contain chicken …

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New Business: Calypso Hills Hideaways & Shirley’s Restaurant

Overlooking the serenity and seclusion of the Marls, the newest addition to Abaco’s lodging accommodations is Calypso Hills Hideaways Ltd. Owned by Warren and April Ellis, a soft opening was held on August 14. The Ellises also own U-Save Car Rental, which April explained was her husband’s dream. “Calypso Hills …

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Ten Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivals; Abaco to be Featured in Marketing

International arrivals in The Bahamas show a solid growth of +10.2 percent year-to-date, maintaining the tourism turnaround that began in October of 2017. The growth trend is driven by strong performance from the U.S. but a 29.6 percent increase through July in arrivals from Canada is also contributing to the …

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Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Reviews Proposed Bio-Mass Power Plant

An alternative power generation plant proposal which promises to create up to 250 jobs is under review by Cabinet Minister Michael Pintard but no decision appears imminent. The project aims to be an Abaco-based biomass plant that will generate 24 megawatts (MW) of energy using elephant grass. Mr. Pintard, recently-appointed …

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The Bahamas Prepares to Join the World Trade Organization

A presentation was made to inform Abaco residents on the basic concepts and benefits of The Bahamas of becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The goal of the WTO is to liberalize trading among the nations of the world. It was organized after World War II when …

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